STS-89 crew members give a "thumbs up" on KSCs Runway 15 following completion of their successful mission that lasted nearly nine days. From left are Pilot Joe Edwards Jr.; Commander Terrence Wilcutt; and Mission Specialists Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D.; Michael Anderson; Salizhan Sharipov of the Russian Space Agency; and James Reilly, Ph.D. Not shown are Mission Specialist Andrew Thomas, Ph.D., and returning astronaut and Mir 24 crew member David Wolf, M.D. STS-89 was the eighth docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. Dr. Thomas succeeded Dr. Wolf on Mir, who has been on the Russian space station since late September. Dr. Thomas is scheduled to remain on Mir until the STS-91 Shuttle mission returns in June 1998. In addition to the docking and crew exchange, STS-89 included the transfer of science, logistical equipment and supplies between the two orbiting spacecrafts. (Photo Release Date: 01/31/98 )

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